Tea (Camellia sinensis) is, perhaps, my favorite drink. By it, I mean real tea. Not the fannings passed off as tea in the common, everyday grocery store (with a very few exceptions). A girlfriend of mine, who claims she is now a tea snob, got me thinking about the subject--the types, their health benefits, and… Continue reading Taking Tea: A Quiet Or Social Event
Here is an updated list of the fruits and vegetables that comprise the Dirty Dozen (those that have the highest pesticide residues according to the USDA) and Clean Fifteen (those that have the lowest residues). As suggested in the blog, use them to help you determine when and how to buy or grow organically. Also,… Continue reading Latest Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, and Thoughts On Flagging Energy Levels
An excellent evaluation on the failed dietary recommendations of the last six decades (count them!), and a reconfirmation of my personal beliefs that an overabundance of sugar and highly-processed foods is leading to a fat, lethargic, unhealthy world. (It isn't just America anymore, folks.)
In recent weeks I have begun feeling very tired at the end of the day. I keep to a pretty stringent routine for both my personal and professional lives. In the case of fitness, I try hard to get my own workout in instead of using my classes to keep me healthy. I firmly believe… Continue reading Avoiding Overtraining
One of the things I gave up for the Lenten fast this year was sweets. For those of you who don't know, I have a sweet tooth. Maybe sweet teeth. In other words, I really love sweets! But I want to discipline myself in that area of my life, which is part of the reason… Continue reading Dates, A Substitute For Sweets
I hope you enjoy this video. I firmly believe in the power of positive thought.
No joke! (Okay, well in a way...) The year is flying by and, according to meteorology, it's already Spring. Sheesh! Where has time gone? For me, February flew by in the form of 7 classes and 92,000 words written on my current novel, not to mention gym time, time spent reading and studying languages, and… Continue reading As Spring Marches In